From Peace and Freedom and
“I have been through war more than any of you can imagine,” said Ms. Pham-Remmele.
Recounting her premature birth after her mother fell as the family was fleeing the French in 1948, she proceeded to speak of America’s exit from the Vietnam War as a turning point in world opinion against the United States.
“It’s the part you chose not to look at that should haunt you forever,” Pham-Remmele said.
Saying she had not been home in 34 years and characterizing her decision to become a naturalized U.S. citizen as painful, Pham-Remmele said she knew the atrocities of war.
Looking directly at the spectator gallery, Pham-Remmele said, “It is easy to be like Jane Fonda and walk with the communists … and feel good about it. If you really want to save lives, think of something more concrete.”